90–92. Barrel Sample. This is a ripe, full wine with opulent fruit and mild acidity. The wood gives proper structure without overpowering the fruit. It is solid, dense and concentrated while fresh on the finish.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.